First, I want to thank everyone. This is my first post, but everyone here has been so helpful in other posts that I usually get an answer by searching past threads...but i am at my wits end!!! I also apologize in advance for the length of this..but i want to give as much info as possible....
I have a 1993 Limited (4.0). Currently, I can lock the doors, but the alarm (OEM) won't arm and the interior lights stay on. I have just recently experienced a tremendous amount of problems with my charging system--alternator was replaced (2X) and battery(3X)--before the garage decided to replace the PCM. They said the alternator was jumping from 8-19 volts..so it had to be the PCM. This turned out to be a free PCM for me because after installing they could not get the "maintenance required" light to go out. So new PCM, new alternator, new battery.
I tried taking out the alarm by removing the dash..but this did not seem to work...someone suggested that the jeep needed to be running when the alarm "box" was removed--I have not tried this. I wanted to remove the alarm because it had been giving me fits--working, not working...which i understand is common.
I do not have a lot of mechanical experience ( I am a girl--be patient please..i am learning)
Any help would be much appreciated!! Thanks so much!
I guess what I want to know is what is going on? Could there be a short somewhere? is the alarm causing all the problems? How do I get rid of the damn thing??!! if there is a short how do I find it? (ok i will stop now...)